At 52 years old, Mike O’Hearn is still in phenomenal shape. He recently explained exactly what it takes for him to stay healthy at his age, and it might not be what you would expect to hear.
After years of competing as a bodybuilding, winning the Mr. Universe, and featuring on countless magazine covers, O’Hearn has become the pinnacle of what it looks like to be a natural bodybuilder. Having never used steroids, but still managing to lift heavy weights and have a beautiful physique, even into his fifties, is something that most athletes only dream of.
Speaking in a recent interview, he decided to share the secrets to his incredible longevity. While some might expect it to be some sort of vitamin or supplement or magic regimen, he says that it all comes down to one thing, that nobody wants to hear.
“There’s no secret. Well let me say this, there is one secret: consistency. So that annoying thing that nobody out here wants to hear, the one thing that’s left up to the individual, consistency. I think that’s one thing that people don’t want to hear, like ‘What is the trick? There’s got to be a pill, it’s got to be something,'” O’Hearn said.
“Motivation comes and goes, but the passion, I swear I’m a born gladiator. I love competition. It can be on anything, but it’s that just head-to-head competition of just lifting against somebody or lift against myself. Now at this stage, it’s to do something that very few people have ever done… Honestly it’s to be able to lift my life away.”
Mike O’Hearn Wanted To Be A Combo Of Bruce Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Of course, a big portion of his ability to still be in tremendous shape is the fact that Mike O’Hearn did not compete for a long time, and never used steroids. He explained that the reason this never really was a factor for him, was because his goals were never really to be massive.
Instead, Mike says that he wanted to have the size and charisma of Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as the entertainment, agility, and martial arts skills of Bruce Lee. With these inspirations, competing at a high level and getting bulky were never a priority for him.
“I was hooked from 8. I started looking at Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Lee as my idols, what they could do. I wanted to be the mix of both… My point was always to be first, athletic, strong, and then look good. That was the goal from the start, and it never changed,” O’Hearn said.
That being said, Mike did not compete for very long, starting in his teenage years, but stopping in his late 20’s. While he has certainly been active since then, going on to guest pose tons of times and keep on looking incredible, he says that being on American Gladiators twice made him feel like he had accomplished what he set out to do.
“The ultimate goal was to be like Arnold and Bruce Lee, so that was theatrical, that was everything, that was business, that was all aspects of life, that wasn’t one dimensional. I was never a bodybuilder only, I wasn’t a powerlifter only, it wasn’t martial arts only, I did everything. So that competition, it was the competition of the whole aspect,” O’Hearn said.
“I wanted to prove (myself), and I kept that chip on my shoulder, and I said I’m going to be something nobody’s ever seen before… By the time I was 20 and Joe Weider brings me down to LA, and I fight 15,000 guys over 4 days to get into American Gladiators, I’m like ‘Okay, this is the s—t I want. This is what I want.'”
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While it would have be interesting to see how far Mike O’Hearn could have gone had he kept competing longer, it clearly paid off for him. Not only is he finding success in movies and television, but he is still one of the most shredded 52 year olds in the world.
This dude is on so much gear, its really disingenuous to lie like he is and say he doesn’t take steroids. He is posing with breon ashley who is a ifbb pro body builder that is on peds and he looks just as big and vascular as breon. Wtf lies!
Oh come on – he has absolutely used steroids throughout his career. It’s just not possible to have his muscle size and definition, especially in your 50s, without steroids. And there’s nothing wrong with a bodybuilder or a model taking steroids to get the look they want (although I would hope they do so responsibly and with their long-term health in mind), but it’s really irresponsible to lie like this.
He’s juiced to the eyeballs!!!!
Shades of Greg LeMond
Eu tenho 56 e tenho certeza que ele não toma mas com a vida sem stress boa alimentação suplementos e vitaminas e o treinamento certo além de descansar nas horas certas concerteza ele vai longe além de que ele tem dinheiro pra isso e mora nos EUA não precisa falar mais nada até a agua que ele bebe tem vitamina num bom sentido rnprs finalizar ele tem a preciosa genética
Juice to gills
Hahahaha he hahahaha never hahahaha used hahahaha steroids hahahahahaha
That’s frickn’ funny…never used steroids.
I’ve respected Mike well before he was on American Gladiators, not so much now.
Wait, I must have “stupid” written across my forehead…nope I don’t.
I’m 51 . WORKED OUT FOR 4O YEARS Bro I work out 7 days a week. Eat right. Have great genetics, take Creatine, Whey, BCA, Natural Androsterone (which technically is still illegal for competition) and Neugenix for male testosterone boost & I still looking nothing like that. This guy has TAKEN MAJOR STEROIDS. What an assclown. No respect for people like him. His entire life is a LIE.
I’d love to hook a lie detector test up to him but it would probably blow up. I love the Guy and his enthusiasm but to lie to people who look up to you. To be that low in bodyfat and at the same time carry that amount of muscle pass the age of 30 is impossible.
I’d respect him even more if he told the truth ..
20 years in the Bodybuilding circuit and I know when someone is on or off.
Doesn’t take steroids 🥴🤥
It’s obvious that Mike has incredibly good genetics. 99.99% of the male population can do exactly what he does at 53 years old and use any of the anabolic drugs available and still never achieve those results.
It’s my opinion that he is probably not as “juiced up” as you think. Probably low dose testosterone (which is quite normal for 53 years old) with a good diet and very good training techniques.
Look at Robby Robinson, much older and still looks fantastic. That’s not simply because he takes steroids.
Robby probably doesn’t take them at all..and for his age he has great muscularity.
Anybody that’s truly been successful in bodybuilding will tell you the same. If you are counting primarily on steroids to achieve your goals, you will be sadly disappointed.
the question isnt if he is on juice or not the question is which ones hasnt he used or on lol